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Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it...
— Song of Solomon 8:7

Faith, Hope, and Love.


Mighty Manna!

When I found out that the missionary students at Takeo Missions released Manna Mix! , an energizing and tasty trail mix, minus the unhealthy ingredients, I was sold. We ordered our first pack immediately. I received it promptly, which was awesome because we were leaving for our trip to Vienna, Austria right around that time.  Marcus, our son, could not wait to open it up and try it, it did not disappoint.  I thank God for healthy options that actually taste good, especially with raising our precious 5 year old.  There is no additive, absolutely none: no caffeine, no theobromine, and no added sugar; God is Good. Marcus and I are enjoying it; we will post some images of us eating it in Vienna via our Instagram page.  So glad we were able to have this on our first trip to Europe, which includes long days of sightseeing and touring; this is a snack worth enjoying without the guilt after.  We are not endorsed by them or anything; we just want to get the word out.  Please head over to their website and grab your first pack! Not only because it taste good, or because there is no junk in it, but because I believe in supporting business and ministries that serve us with integrity. Find out more about Mighty Manna here.



Top 3 reason to get your wedding album in your wedding package

One thing is for sure, We all treasure our precious memories. I can only think of a few things that a sane person would run into their burning home to retrieve and I'm sure their photographs are among the top 3.  Being a husband for almost 7 years makes me realize that it is important to have art work of you and your spouse from the wedding day.  Let's face it, after your wedding day passes life goes on. For example, your family starts to grow and once the first child comes into the picture , no pun intended, priorities change dramatically.  So my advice, when planning your wedding and allocating funds for the big day Please, please, please prioritize getting the wedding album.

These are my top 3 reasons:

1. Technology changes quickly. Do you remember VHS, and floppy discs?  You don't want to have your images stuck on a piece of old technology.

The latest technology is cool and all but it will become old one day!

The latest technology is cool and all but it will become old one day!

2. I don't know of any photographers that design wedding albums from pictures taken by another photographer. If you trust your photographer to shoot your wedding, then allow him or her to design and deliver your wedding album. You don't want to know how many people have reached out to me to create an album for their wedding, that was shot by another photographer.  It is not easy as you may think to design your album artfully while telling the story of your special day.  Leave it up to the artist!

I'm more than a guy that press a camera button! I am an artist! You are the perfect subject :)

I'm more than a guy that press a camera button! I am an artist! You are the perfect subject :)

3. Most people never go back to ordering their wedding albums.  Life goes on after the honeymoon and priorities change.  Don't be that wife (or husband) that try to create their wedding album while being exhausted after work and hit a point where you just don't care any more.   

 I have a few more reasons why it is important to get your wedding album lumped into to your wedding package but I have to keep this short! If this helps one person then it was worth it! Feel free to leave comments, or questions below the post or contact me via contact page if you have any questions.  Please share! and follow us on instagram @MarlonMingPhotography



thank you! Faith, Hope, & Love.

Happy President's Day | Berkeley Springs, WV

Berkeley Springs, WV

Hey Marlon Photography Family! It’s Shonoi here. I decided to finally write a guest post after much encouragement from hubby. And I couldn’t have chosen a better day to write. The weather lately alone is inspiring 😍. So check out my post!


Normally on long weekends like this one we take off on road trips. In fact last year we spent our President's Day weekend in Spencer, West Virginia with friends. This year we decided to stay local and hang out in our own backyard. But of course I couldn't resist taking mini road trip. What can I say I enjoy hanging with my guys in a car. It makes for great conversations, quality time and life long memories. But I digress 😁. So where did we go? West Virginia! Where it is Wild and Wonderful! Berkeley Springs, WV to be exact. It turns out Berkeley springs is less than an hour from our home. So it made for a great day trip location. And the weather! Simply Perfect. We headed to The Berkeley Springs State Park and thoroughly enjoyed dipping our toes George Washington's bath tub and sipping on natural spring water.

Marcus enjoying fresh water from the Berkelely Springs!

Marcus enjoying fresh water from the Berkelely Springs!

We then took a nice stroll through town for lunch at Tari's, where we devoured their oh so delicious falafel burgers. Yummy!!!

On our way home we made a pit stop at The Blue Goose Market in Hancock, MD. Here we grabbed some fresh baked goodies and some locally sourced apple cider and maple syrup. Now that’s what I call a Happy President’s Day! We hope your day was filled with Peace, Love and Blessings 😊

Post written by my wife, Shonoi Ming.